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Welcome to Year 4!

In year 4 our teacher is Miss Beresford and our Teaching Assistant is Miss Vass.


Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely Christmas break.


This term in English, we will be reading stories with historical settings before writing our own. We then move on to recounts and journey poetry. After half-term we look at stories from other cultures focusing on aboriginal stories before moving on to some performance poetry.



In Maths we begin by revising mental and written methods for the four operations. We then look at acute, obtuse, reflex and right angles before moving on to decimals and measures (including money and time). We will continue to work on our knowledge and recall of all the times tables.  


Foundation subjects

In History, we will be finding out about Henry VIII and his rule as a Tudor king and in Geography we will be practicing our map reading skills. In Science, we will be understanding how electrical circuits work before finding out about teeth in humans and animals. We will learn new vocabulary for pets and food in French and will use the vocabulary to read and create our own sentences. In Art, we will look at Aboriginal artwork using printing techniques to create our own work in a similar style. In DT we will use our knowledge of electricity from Science to create a steady hand game using an electrical circuit and in Music we will travel to Asia and find out about Indian music. We will be studying Christianity in RE with a focus on Worship and Salvation. P.E will include Tudor dancing, netball, golf and gymnastics. In Computing we will be making games using ‘Scratch’ before creating and editing our own movies using IMovie. Our PSHE topics are ‘Going for Goals’ and ‘Say no to Bullying’.








Daily Reading- The children are encouraged to read aloud to an adult, read alone and be read to where possible at home. Please comment in your child's reading record at least three times a week.


Spelling- Your child will be given a list of spellings to learn each week which will also be available on this page. Practicing the year 3-4 list alongside their weekly spellings throughout the year is also important. 



Active Learn online homework- Your child has been given login details for the website which have been stuck into their Reading records. The games are there to consolidate the learning that has taken place in lessons. 


Times tables- Regular times table practice is essential. This can be done using Times Table Rock Stars, Hit the button, writing them out or simply through call and response. 

Useful Information


Our P.E days are Mondays and Wednesdays. P.E kits should always be in school on these days. During the colder months we encourage the children to bring tracksuit bottoms and a jumper.


Reading books should be handed in every Monday morning along with their Reading Record even if your child has not finished their book. The children's books are changed on Mondays and Fridays, times tables and spellings are given out on Thursdays and the children are tested on them the following Thursday. 


Key dates


Year 4 Curriculum Overview